Medical devices can now detect the temperature of objects inside a person’s body, such as an ultrasound scan.
In the past, the infrared sensor used to measure blood pressure and heart rate could only detect the heat produced by the tissue itself, or by a person breathing.
This limited the device’s use to the treatment of cancer and heart disease.
Now, a new class of infrared thermometers has been developed by a team of researchers at the University of Arizona.
The devices work by detecting heat signatures in tissue that are not detected by traditional heat-sensitive sensors.
For instance, the researchers are using a thermometer to detect the signature of heat produced in the muscles of patients undergoing surgery, or the signature that could be detected by a light detector.
The new device is capable of detecting heat that is detected by the skin, but it is also capable of measuring heat that comes from the inside of the body, the scientists say.
The team also has developed a system that is able to detect infrared light, but this device is only able to measure light emitted from a device that is close to the skin.
The researchers hope to build a thermal imaging system that would be able to track the body heat generated by the patients themselves, and also track the temperature that they would see if the device were to be placed in close proximity to them.
The devices could help detect cancer, for instance, by detecting the heat generated inside the body and using the thermal image to predict how many days or weeks the patient will need to recover, according to the researchers.
The device could also be used to identify people with severe illnesses, including kidney or lung cancer, or those who have been ill for a long time.
The device would be useful for diagnosing patients who are ill or who are in the hospital, the team said in a press release.
It would also be useful in medical imaging studies, where temperature changes in the body can be used as indicators of disease progression.
The technology is expected to be used in other medical devices, such a thermocouple, which uses infrared sensors to detect temperature and can be inserted into the body.